In 1950s Tennessee, an unmarried woman in her early thirties was considered an old maid, a label Ivorie Walker embraces with good-natured humor—until the death of her parents. Fiercely independent, Ivorie hides her increasing loneliness from concerned relatives by working long days in her prized vegetable garden. But rather than being outraged when she discovers a frightened, feral little boy from the hills stealing her produce, Ivorie is touched—and determined to learn his story.
Donna VanLiere’s poignant tale, The Good Dream, is a story about two lost souls: one a boy living an unimaginable nightmare and the other a woman whose maternal instinct unleashes a firestorm in a town that would rather keep hidden their shameful secrets.
Hardcover Book : 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, LLC ( July 03, 2012 )
Item #: 13-570537
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.72inches
Product Weight: 15.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I loved this book hope she writes another one soon. It was a wonderful story but a little sad at what her decision cost her in a way. But a great book read it!!!!.
Not for me
I have read a couple of VanLiere's Christmas books so I was prepared for a good read but this one far surpassed even those high expectations. This book stays with you, it's one of those types that you open the cover to read it and walk right into it. Memorable. Well worth your time to read it. A sequel & a movie? Oh my yes!
Wonderful Story! Can't wait for a sequel.
This book isn't usually the kind of book Donna VanLiere writes. Being from the South myself, I can identify with some of the setting she describes. Also I can relate to the characters in her book through the stories my mother told me about her life growing up in the South. This book is true to the Southern way of life in the 1950's. Also unfornuately the abuse she describes in her book is also real in that era. Your emotions will be all over the board as you read this book. I hope Donna VanLiere will write a sequel. You definately need to read "The Good Dream."
Reviewer: Elaine K